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HolVet

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10 Main St, Suite 423
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: 845-338-3300
Fax: 845-338-9875

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Taste Tempters for Finicky Pets

To be used to encourage and stimulate the appetite of finicky or ill pets.

Tasty thing

Pros

Cons

Nutritional yeast

High in B vitamins.

Can worsen bladder, digestive, or skin/ear problems.

Canned fish:  salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, anchovies (small amounts)

Great for cats. 

Can be high sodium (salt).

Liver (cooked or raw)

Great nutrition.

Can worsen feline bladder problems.

Baby food (meat based formulas)

Often a favorite of ill pets, esp cats.

Do not use formulas containing onion for long periods for cats.

Tamari (2-3 drops on top of meal)

A favorite of cats.

High sodium (salt), and may contain MSG.

Parmesan or other grated cheese

A favorite of both dogs and cats.

High sodium (salt).

Catnip (ONLY if not on homeopathic treatment)

A favorite of cats.

Hallucinogenic, may antidote response to homeopathic treatment! May cause cat to roll in food rather than eat it.

Deli meats

Natural brands available (eg AppleGate Farms).

High sodium (salt), and likely contains MSG.

Soups, broths, gravies, sauces (eg tomato sauce, mayonnaise)

Can add much flavor and variety to any type of meal.

Do not use formulas containing onion for long periods for cats. Likely contains MSG.

Dairy products – cottage cheese, sour cream, milk, cream, yogurt, ice cream

High fat varieties may help with underwt patients. Great with homeopathic meds.

High fat may contribute to overwt problems, and aggravate digestive issues.

Raw or cooked meats

High quality nutrition!

Calcium, vitamin A, or other deficiency possible with long term use without balancing the diet

The “Assertive Appetizer”

A finger-full of food pasted onto the upper lip or teeth will often jump start an appetite. Be firm, but gentle.

The “Simulated Hunt”

Carnivores naturally eat only after a kill.  Extended petting, brushing, play, or exercise immediately prior to presenting food mimics the stimulation of a successful hunt, and often stimulates the appetite.

Disclaimer:  All these palatability enhancers can create problems, even when used in appropriate quantities for short periods.  All of them can be addictive.  Some may be contraindicated for your pet.  Remember, the best way to decide on these taste tempters is to use a cost/benefit analysis.  Weigh the pros against the cons.  For example, the short term use of deli meats to get some calories into an anorexic patient may out weigh the "cost" of the excess sodium, or not.   Use them at your own risk.  I have used them for years safely in my patients.  Please use common sense when trying new foods and use only under a veterinarian’s supervision.  Contact my office for more info:  845.338.3300.

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Featured Testimonial 

Tigger Jamison 

12 year old, female, Domestic Short Hair Cat 

Pittsburgh, Pa 

12.13.2016 

 
 

Aggressive Vaccine -Related FibroSarcoma Cancer. 

Tigger has had 6 surgeries to remove aggressive tumors from August 2012 through August 2015. The cancer was getting stronger. Each time the interval of regrowth between tumors (and surgeries) has been growing shorter and shorter and the tumors were growing faster and faster, becoming very large at an alarming rate! The surgeon was hesitant to do any more surgeries. The end seemed inevitable. But, Tigger's owner wanted to "beat this cancer once and for all," and found Dr. Yasson in August 2015. 

Tigger was started on Dr Yasson's nutritional protocol and homeopathic treatment plan. It was comprehensive and at the same time very simple and easy. Since then Tigger has produced no new aggressive tumors! A whole year without a surgery! The treatment has been so gentle she never even knew she was being treated. Even her excessive thirst and snoring went  away! And her coat has a shine now. What a treat for Tigger. From death sentence to a happy, healthy year! Amazing! 

"Thank you Dr Yasson. I'm so glad I found you." 

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Meet the Doctor

DVM Michele Yasson

Dr. Yasson has been featured in various media - numerous books, expos and conferences, newspaper and magazine stories, radio and television programs.

Using a holistic approach, she has had remarkable success treating cancer, diabetes, behavioral problems, and many other chronic disease issues, mostly considered incurable.

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